Loans Review Officer: Be the first step to our clients achieving business or career success.

Loans Review Officer: Be the first step to our clients achieving business or career success.

ACCESS Community Capital Fund

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Deadline:

Feb 29, 2020

Duration

Year round

Commitment

4-8 hours per month, flexible schedule

Location

GTHA and Virtual

Description

About the Opportunity

The role of the Loan Review Committee (LRC) Officer is to review, evaluate and make decisions regarding loan applications. LRC members conduct client interviews to assess the suitability of business, professional development and Foreign Credential Recognition program applicants. LRC volunteers also participate in committee meetings (generally virtually) to evaluate loan applications recommended for approval.

Related Skills & Experience

  • For small business reviews: Experience either as an entrepreneur/small business owner or related experience with demonstrated strengths or expertise in the area(s) of business planning, operations, marketing, finance and cash flow projections.
    or

  • For professional development reviews, experience as an educator, career coach/planner, or a background in employment or social services.

  • Community experience (or an interest in) working with low-income, culturally diverse communities and immigrants.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Second language an asset.

 

About ACCESS

ACCESS Community Capital Fund (ACCESS), www.accessccf.com is a registered charitable organization that helps people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) facing barriers to obtain low-interest loans for small business, professional development and foreign credential recognition activities (for internationally trained individuals).

We use a micro-finance, social impact approach. Applicant loans are evaluated using a character-based lending model. Our clients include visible minorities, newcomers, women and others that face barriers to realizing their goals of meaningful employment. We also support clients through our coaching program and offer workshops and webinars on financial management and entrepreneurship.

The Volunteer Experience at ACCESS

Volunteers are important members of the ACCESS team helping us to achieve our mission. We offer a range of rewarding opportunities where you can make a difference to the success of our clients, special projects and program initiatives.

Some of our opportunities require longer term commitments and others are project/outcome specific. Openings depend on current needs and priorities. We are always pleased to have a conversation to discuss opportunities at ACCESS. ACCESS is committed to diversity on our team and we welcome applications from individuals who have relevant work and/or lived experience.

Training & Support

Participating in training and orientation activities are an important part of the onboarding process for ACCESS volunteers. We appreciate the time and experience volunteers bring to our team and we’re committed to supporting volunteers in the initial stages of your role and throughout the time you volunteer at ACCESS.

Location

GTHA. Meetings are held at our office at 401 Richmond Street West (Spadina & Richmond St.) and virtually. Client meetings are held throughout the city.

Application Instructions

The Commitment

One year. Approximately 4-8 hours per month. Flexible schedule. Volunteers can choose the assignments and meetings that fit best with their availability. Most activities are weekday evenings or weekends.

Applications are welcomed on an ongoing basis. If you’re interested in learning more about this unique role, please contact Michael Fliess, Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement at michael@accessccf.com or 416- 462-0496.

micro-loans, social impact, client interviews, small business, professional development

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